Congratulations to CSPCP Award Winners

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians is pleased to announce the CSPCP Award Winners for 2019. Please join us in congratulating:

Dr. Mike Harlos (MB): CSPCP Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Camilla Zimmermann (ON): Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine
Dr. Naheed Dosani (ON): CSPCP Humanitarian Award

Profiles of the Award Winners are posted on the Awards page of our website.

The winners will be honoured at the Awards prsesentation during the 15th Annual Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Calgary on Thursday, May 23.

Congratulations and thanks to Dr. Harlos, Dr. Zimmermann and Dr. Dosani for their outstanding contributions to our field.


Date: May 23 – 25, 2019
City: Calgary, AB
Theme: Expanding Our Reach Together

Join us for 2 ½ days of learning and networking through a variety of workshops, keynotes, exhibits, and social opportunities. This advanced-level medical conference is open to palliative medicine physicians, physicians interested in palliative care, medical students and residents. Hosted by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.


LEAP Coach Training Workshop – for Certified LEAP Facilitators

Date: May 22, 2019, The Westin Calgary
Time: 1230 – 230 or 3 – 5 (two sessions available)

Pallium Canada is hosting two 2-hour LEAP coach training workshops on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at The Westin Calgary. If you are attending the Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine (ALPM) conference, this workshop will take place the day before the conference starts. Please note: all LEAP certified facilitators who meet the coach criteria are welcome to apply regardless of attendance at ALPM.

To apply: Log into Pallium Central and click on Coach application.

More information: Contact Stephanie Ferris at Pallium Canada: 613 562 6262 ext. 1749 or


Certificates of Added Competence (CACs) from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) provide a means of recognizing those family physicians who have achieved a defined level of competence and a commitment to maintenance. Physicians who hold CACs are a valued resource to other family physicians and to our patients. (Source: CFPC web site).

Currently the only way to earn a CAC in Palliative Care is through the successful completion of an accredited enhanced skills residency program. The list of programs is on the CSPCP web site: The CFPC is also developing a practice eligible route, but the requirements and time line are not yet known. Updates from the CFPC will be posted here when available.